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by Kimberley Barker on 2019-09-10T10:24:23-04:00 | Comments

Gretchen Arnold, Director of the Health Sciences Library

Gretchen Arnold, Director of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

(This article was written by Gretchen Arnold, and edited by Kimberley Barker)

 

Welcome to all of our new students, faculty members, and staff.  I know that I speak for all Library team members in saying that we are excited to have you with us!  You will find that the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is central to your education and work activities, both onsite and virtually. 

In terms of your need for books, journals, databases, and other resources, you will find that we both offer a vast array of materials and also that what we do not have we can usually get in a short amount of time through services such as Interlibrary Loan.  Many of you will find yourselves coming to the Library to attend or teach small group sessions, and will notice that we are always looking at our space to make sure that we are meeting a wide range of needs.  Most recently, we repurposed space on the lower level to provide more active learning opportunities.  We now have flexible seating and tables that can accommodate groups collaborating on projects or study.  The Library also provides a 24-hour study space, which is accessible to anyone with a valid UVA Health System badge. This space includes study rooms, computers (ITS & HSCS), a conference room, magazines, and a Keurig.

Equally important, we stand ready to provide personal assistance in all areas of life sciences disciplines.  There are Library liaisons for all student groups, as well as for researchers and clinicians.  These liaisons specialize in understanding curriculum needs and trends, as well as issues relevant to research and clinical care.  We also have team members who specialize in emerging technologies such as virtual reality and design thinking, and who can provide innovative ways of rethinking health learning and delivery. 

It is great to have you here! Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions! We are happy to help in any way that we can. 

Gretchen Arnold
Library Director

Gvn8r@virginia.edu

 


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